LITTLE ROCK, ARK.: Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced its 2020 season, the first under the leadership of the company’s new executive artistic director, Will Trice.
“The season is a trio of productions I think audiences are going to love,” said Trice in a statement. “We’ve got a Tony Award-winning icon in a tour-de-force performance; a visionary adaptation of a contemporary, best-selling novel; and undoubtedly the most fun of the classic musicals.”
The season will begin with Holland Taylor’s Ann (Jan. 29-Feb. 26, 2020), about the legendary Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas. Elizabeth Ashley and Michael Wilson star.
Next up will be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (April 1-19, 2020), by Simon Stephens. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, the play follows an extraordinary 15-year-old who sets out to investigate the mysterious death of his neighbor’s dog.
The season will close out with Bye Bye Birdie (July 8-26, 2020), with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams. Set in 1958, the musical comedy is about the excitement surrounding a heartthrob’s visit to Sweet Apple, Ohio to perform live on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Founded in 1976, Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the largest non-profit professional theatre company in Arkansas.
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